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Putting in table leaves | Inserting table legs

Putting in the table leaves

 

A fully restored table with two leaves.

First, pull the table apart.

This is a photo isolating what Borge thinks of as the Primary Leaf. The leaf is marked with a line which means one on the one side and two lines which mean, well two on the other side!

Match the one line to the one line on the permanent table top always. The double line will match to the second leaf OR to the permanent table top on the other side. When you only need one leaf in you use this one. The second leaf can not be used in place of the Primary leaf.

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When pulled apart, you will see the stretchers.

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Then, look for a single notch mark on the permanent table top. Look for the same mark on the leaves and match up notches. The one mark should face each other when assembled.

Third, tip in the leaf or leaves, push the table back together and be sure to use the table locks.

 

antique Danish table Table top assembled and locked. Remember to use your table locks or the top may separate or warp!

 

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antique Danish table Match up these dowels.

if your table has leaves with aprons it will look like this...

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this is how it looks underneath

 

These are leaves from another table, but you can clearly see the notch marks on the leaves....

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and the matching marks on the table...

 

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if your table has leaves with aprons it will look like this...

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this is how it looks underneath

 

Screwing in the table legs

antique Danish table Legs screw in COUNTERCLOCKWISE.

 

Legs are removed by twisting CLOCKWISE!!!! This is the opposite of screws!